Behind The Cosmic Curtain
At the time of Rudi’s death in 1973, Swami Rudrananda’s first book, Spiritual Cannibalism, had just been published. There remained a pool of dictations and partially edited material that were, in the intervening eleven years, circulated among those evolved in preserving and developing his teaching. In Beyond The Cosmic Curtain, edited by John Mann, the book brings together much of Rudi’s unpublished material.
THE FURTHER WRITINGS OF SWAMI RUDRANANDA
Since it had not been previously organized by Rudi or anyone else, Mr. Mann had to put the manuscript together according to its intrinsic character, and make the necessary editorial corrections to bring it from a dictated to a publishable form. John Mann says:
Whatever the risks and difficulties in such an undertaking, the importance of making this material available to a wider audience justified the effort. It is my hope that Rudi would approve of the result. But whatever changes he might have wished, the spirit of his being speaks through his words as they come to life in the reader and generate a fiery awareness. And it is this which constitutes the essence of his action.
Beyond The Cosmic Curtain was first published in 1984, and was an instant hit with students and friends of Rudi. Through the generosity of the author the print version of the book is available: